Pizza Buns

These mini pizzas using hamburger buns as their crust are a family favorite. They are easy to make and the ingredients can easily be changed to satisfy a variety of tastes.

Ingredients (Source)

8 hamburger buns, split

1 lb ground beef

1/3 cup onion chopped

1 – 15 oz can pizza sauce

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 ¼ teaspoons Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon onion powder

1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon paprika

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven’s broiler. Set over rack 6 inches from heat source
  2. Place bun halves, crust sides down onto a baking sheet. Broil buns until just toasted, about 1 minute. Watch carefully to prevent burning. Set toasted buns aside.
  3. Turn oven to 350 degrees
  4. In skillet over medium heat, cook and stir ground beef until browned and crumbly. (About 10 minutes). Drain grease. Stir in onion. Cook mixture until onion is translucent then stir in pizza sauce, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, crushed pepper flakes and paprika. Bring sauce to a boil. Simmer for 10-15 minutes to blend flavors, stirring often.
  5. Spoon sauce over buns on baking sheet. Top each bun with ¼ cup of shredded mozzarella. Place buns in oven and bake until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned. (About 10 minutes)
Posted on April 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM